lust after


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Verb1.lust after - have a strong sexual desire for; "he is lusting after his secretary"
desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
References in classic literature ?
But to make this the sole consideration of marriage, to lust after it so violently as to overlook all imperfections for its sake, or to require it so absolutely as to reject and disdain religion, virtue, and sense, which are qualities in their nature of much higher perfection, only because an elegance of person is wanting: this is surely inconsistent, either with a wise man or a good Christian.
Into what a bottomless pit has my lust after gold plunged me.
A REPORT from the government-backed Economic and Social Research Council has found that women now lust after men as much as men traditionally lusted after women.